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- Referenda Roundup 2020: Final Report November 11, 2020Other states having a big year: New York, where voters gave a collective thumbs-up to five of six library levies; and Illinois and West Virginia, which approved six of seven and six of six referenda, respectively. Meanwhile, Arizona and New Mexico saw the successful passage of statewide measures. And Denver voters have opted to permit … Continue reading Refe […]Terra Dankowski
- Escape for the Isolated November 2, 2020A crew of six explorers—library patrons playing as a gnome, two half-elves, two humans, and a wood elf—learned this lesson during their weekly online game, led by Greenfield (Mass.) Public Library (GPL) Assistant Jeremiah Rood. Spoiler alert: The adventurers went on to slaughter the monster, as well as the campaign’s goblin king, before reaching the … Contin […]Phil Morehart
- Collecting Coronavirus Stories November 2, 2020Monique Sugimoto, archivist and local history librarian at Peninsula Center Library, a branch of PVLD in Rolling Hills Estates, California, was quarantined at home in March like the rest of her staff and patrons when she sent a photo of her feline home office companion to her team and asked them to share their own … Continue reading Collecting Coronavirus St […]Amy Carlton
- Black Caucus of the ALA Celebrates 50 Years November 2, 2020“The history of segregated library service is almost forgotten, but we must be reminded that some of the first sit-ins and civil rights demonstrations took place in libraries, because so many libraries followed Jim Crow laws that offered separate and unequal library service to Blacks or excluded them altogether. “Today, in an era where we … Continue reading […]Sanhita SinhaRoy
- Referenda Roundup 2020: Final Report November 11, 2020
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- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom: 'Ten years ago, no one talked about a cultural problem in comedy'The writer-star has had a baby, lost a close friend and published a memoir in lockdown. She talks about the trouble with male comedy writers – and why she wants to make a sketch show all about the clitorisOn the day in April that Rachel Bloom finally took her newborn daughter home from the hospital, one of her best friends died. Her daughter had arrived with […]Sian Cain
- British Library apologises for linking Ted Hughes to slave tradeThe poet had been wrongly included among more than 300 figures whose collections were associated with wealth obtained from colonial violenceThe British Library has apologised to Carol Hughes, the widow of the former poet laureate Ted Hughes, after it linked him to the slave trade through a distant ancestor.Hughes’s name had been included on a spreadsheet fro […]Alison Flood
- Top 10 books about consentFrom Thomas Hardy to Kristen Roupenian, literature offers a changing map of the treacherous terrain of sexual relationshipsWhen the floodgates of #MeToo opened in 2017, the conversation about sexual harassment and assault quickly detonated into a broader discussion of “bad dates” and “bad sex”. As pundits engaged in armchair analysis of non-consensual encoun […]Mia Levitin
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom: 'Ten years ago, no one talked about a cultural problem in comedy'
- OCLC and Washington State University Partner to Offer Free Digital Stewardship CoursesOCLC's WebJunction is teaming up with Washington State University's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation to develop a series of 10 free, online, on-demand training courses for tribal libraries, archives, museums, and small public libraries that cover digital stewardship and community-centered curation.
- Jisc Recommits to a Purchasing Scheme for Reducing Costs of Digital CollectionsJisc announced the relaunch of "a digital archival collection purchasing scheme that will help institutions reduce the cost of buying digital collections and archives from publishers and opens up the scheme to academic-related affiliates."
- NISO Convenes Working Group on Journal Article VersionsNISO (National Information Standards Organization) Voting Members approved a new work item that updates the organization's Recommended Practice on journal article versions (JAV). A NISO Working Group is getting set up and will begin work in early 2021.
- OCLC and Washington State University Partner to Offer Free Digital Stewardship Courses
Tag Archives: bibliothèques
Prévu pour Juin 23-28, 2011 au « New Orleans » aux Etats-Unis, « The 2011 ALA Annual conference » est l’un des plus grands événements à l’échelon international dans le domaine des bibliothèques. L’événement réunit plus de 25 000 bibliothécaires, éducateurs, auteurs, éditeurs, spécialistes de l’alphabétisation, illustrateurs et les principaux fournisseurs du marché de l’édition, la conférence … Continue reading